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Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From Alice in Wonderland

Sup guys.<p>Today is Lewis Carroll’s birthday, so obviously I thought honoring him via an EINTKILF would be a great idea! The only hiccup in my plan is …

Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

As a lover of science and of all things <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, imagine my delight at discovering <b>Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist <b>Robert Gilmore</b>, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and …

A Very Merry Unbirthday! An Ode-to-Alice Sweet 16 Bash

Finally, proof that not all amazing sweet 16s need to involve a famous entertainer, mocktails, and a possible MTV film crew! This <b>Alice in Wonderland</b>-themed party thrown for 16-year-old Ciel is Wonderland, all grown up. Complete with kids in cool costumes, a gorgeous tea-party table, and a hefty …

Here's how to do this ab workout and what it accomplishes

Working out your Butt is a Skill. Train by Feel

Visual Workout: Five-Minute Plank to Abs of Steel

The abdominal muscle group is the strongest muscle group in the body, and it influences every physical activity you can imagine. From sitting in a chair and walking in the park to running and throwing a ball, all are influenced by the ability of the strength, speed and coordination generated to be …

DIY Basics: Fruit and Veggie Stamping

Besides being delicious and healthy eats, fruit and veggies like apples, celery, and okra make great natural stamps. It’s an easy-as-they-come DIY basic, so slice and stamp today!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>acrylic paint<br>• various fruits/veggies<br>• celery<br>• gold Martha Stewart all surface craft</b> …

Crafting

The Seven Key Pieces for Spring

"Sporty" and "versatile" are the watchwords for spring. The colors? White and cream all the way.<p>"Sporty" and "versatile" are the watchwords for spring. The colors? White and cream all the way.

Keys N Krates - "I Just Can't Deny" (Official Music Video)

10 Rare Dave Grohl Songs Everyone Should Hear

Dave Grohl is one of the most popular rock musicians still going strong these days, not to mention one of the coolest. But he’s more than just Nirvana and the Foo Fighters; the man has released hundreds of lesser-known songs with other bands, and even some by his lonesome, from before and after he …

Gemini? Here’s your contellation

How to see the constellation Gemini in the night sky, plus some of ancient lore about the legendary Twins.<p>Do you want to know how to see the …

In The Brain, Distances In Space, Time, And Social Relationships Look The Same

A brain-scanning study finds a small region of the brain that treats "far from me," "distant acquaintance," and "later" as similar concepts.<p><i>The coffeeshop is nearby.<br>We're close friends.<br>My birthday seems so far away.</i><p>In English, at least, we use the same words to describe spatial, social and temporal …

A uniquely human brain area?

It’s called the ventrolateral frontal cortex. It’s a part of the brain involved in human processes, such as strategic planning and …

The Brain

Beyond English, best way to teach reading may vary - Futurity

Phonemic awareness is a common part of teaching children to read English, but researchers say it may not be ideal for other languages, such as …

How Hands Hold Babies' Attention

Around our house, when two people are looking at the same thing, it’s usually a cute baby. Joint attention happens when two people are focused on the same object, and babies start to understand it very early on. Great apes, horses, and dogs (<i>why yes, that’s my food dish. I see we’re both looking at</i> …

Like Darwin’s Finches, But Weirder, Bat Faces Showcase Amazing Adaptations

Bats come in a dazzling array of shapes and sizes, representing some of the widest variation among all mammals — most notably the New World leaf-nosed bats. These creatures, which when photographed often look drowsy and avuncular, are distinguished by horn-like appendages on their noses. These are …

Curiosity photo casts Earth and moon as 'evening stars' in Martian sky

Many photos of Earth taken from space have entered into legend; <i>The Blue Marble</i>'s beautiful, glowing globe is one of the most recognizable images of all time, and Carl Sagan's <i>Pale Blue Dot</i> put our planet's place in the vastness of the universe into poignant perspective. The first image of Earth from …